NESCAC road trip for women’s basketball starts at Wesleyan

Kayla Glemaud '21 (Michael P. Doherty photo)
Kayla Glemaud '21 (Michael P. Doherty photo)

The Hamilton College women's basketball team travels to Connecticut for two NESCAC games against Wesleyan University on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. and Conn. College on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The Continentals (11-2, 1-0 NESCAC) defeated SUNY Potsdam 76-37 in a non-conference game on Jan. 9, after opening their NESCAC schedule with a 68-66 triumph over Trinity College on Jan. 7. Hamilton averages 62.9 points per game, 38.8 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from three-point range and 67.9 percent from the free throw line.

Carly O'Hern '20 guides the team with 10.8 points per game. Lauren Getman '18 and Halie Serbent '19 both score over nine points per contest. Getman ranks third in the NESCAC with 7.5 rebounds per game, and Serbent ranks second with 41 offensive rebounds.

Marie Steiner '20 is fifth in the conference with a 45.2 three-point percentage and shoots a team-high 46.8 percent from the field. Samantha Srinivasan '18 places second in the NESCAC with an 86.7 free-throw percentage. She collects 6.4 rebounds per contest, has 35 assists, and 20 steals.

ABOUT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

The Cardinals (8-4, 0-2 NESCAC) began their NESCAC schedule with back-to-back losses to Williams College (69-64) on Jan. 5 and Middlebury College (77-60) on Jan. 6. Wesleyan guides the conference with 48.8 rebounds per game and is second with a 43.1 field goal percentage. The Cardinals average 74.3 points per game, 31.4 percent from three-point range, and 66.3 percent from the free throw line.

Olivia Gorman leads the team with 12.8 points per game and 2.3 steals per game. Maddie Bledsoe leads the NESCAC with 10.2 rebounds per game. She ranks fourth by shooting 57 percent from the field and scores 11.2 points per game. Maeve Vitale puts in 10.6 points per contest and Tara Berger adds 9.5 points. Gorman, Bledsoe, and Vitale each shoot over 70 percent from the charity stripe. 

Hamilton rallied from a 16-point deficit and edged past Wesleyan 48-46 last season in Middletown, Conn. to win their fifth straight over the Cardinals. Hamilton has a 6-4 record against Wesleyan.

ABOUT CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

The Camels (9-3, 1-1 NESCAC) kicked off their conference schedule with a 75-59 loss at Middlebury College on Jan. 5 followed by a 60-52 victory at Williams College on Jan. 6. Conn. College leads the NESCAC from three-point range by shooting 39 percent from deep. The Camels average 68.5 points per game, 42.2 percent from the field, and 72 percent from the free throw line.

Mairead Hynes shoots 54.8 percent from the field for 16.6 points per game to rank her fifth and second in the NESCAC, respectively. Haynes also leads the team in free throw percentage (74.5). Casey Walsh puts in 11.3 points per game and her 53.1 three-point percentage places her third in the conference. Sami Ashton scores 10.6 points per game and Kylie Caouette scores 9.3 points.

Conn. College hosts No. 1 Amherst College on Friday night before Hamilton arrives in New London on Saturday. Hamilton has a 2-7 all-time record against Conn. College.